"Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen

 

For Christmas this year (2009), my nephew asked for a quilt with a beach scene.  The concept and project were quite challenging.  How does one go about creating an ocean, beach and sky with to reflect nature's variances in depth and color?  I accomplished it piecing uneven 6" strips of fabric.  The fish, people, sun and birds are machine appliquéd.  If you look closely - you will see a seahorse and two lobsters in the ocean.  With a little imagination and a lot of creativity - you can accomplish anything.  Happy Quilting.


Comments

Stephanie wrote re: "Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen
on Sunday, 11 October 2009, 9:05 PM

Karen, I just love to see original works of art. Great colors for the beach scene and I love all of the wonderful applique with bright cheerful colors Great job. Thanks for sharing.

gini wrote re: "Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen
on Sunday, 11 October 2009, 10:16 PM

karen, you accomplished all your goals beautifully.   great quilt   gini

Thea wrote re: "Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen
on Sunday, 11 October 2009, 10:56 PM

Karen - you did an awesome job - not something I would think to take on - very very nice!  I love the colors and am looking for those lobsters!

God bless,

Thea

Spudgrandma wrote re: "Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen
on Monday, 12 October 2009, 1:01 AM

Very nice Karen you did a wonderful job!

Marge Campbell wrote re: "Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen
on Monday, 12 October 2009, 10:18 PM

Wonderful idea! Love the little critters of the sea!  Your nephew will love this!

Kris wrote re: "Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen
on Tuesday, 13 October 2009, 1:14 AM

Beautiful! I love anything that reminds me of the beach. Your nephew will be showing this off for a long time.

June wrote re: "Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen
on Tuesday, 13 October 2009, 7:20 PM

What a cute quilt! It is nicely done, and with the fabric shading I see the bumpy sand on the beach and ripples in the ocean.

Jutta wrote re: "Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen
on Monday, 19 October 2009, 12:07 AM

very cute....love all the little details on it. Your nephew is having a beach all year round. Love your quilt.

Eileen wrote re: "Summer Beach" by Karen Hillen
on Monday, 9 November 2009, 8:03 PM

Karen,

This is great fun! I love all the appliqued pieces. I bet your nephew will lvoe his fabric ocean.

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